Our Staff

African Service's staff and board members reflect the communities we serve, representing more than a twenty countries and speaking over twenty-five languages.

We possess diverse backgrounds and expertise in medicine and nursing, epidemiology and biostatistics, social work, law, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, program development and evaluation, development and communications. Together, they work to meet the changing needs of the African community and have remain a trusted partner to immigrant communities in the New York City and an ally to people living with HIV around the world.


Asfaha Hadera, Founder & Co-Executive Director
Kim Nichols, Co-Executive Director



Adama Traore, Navigation to Care Coordinator 

Tsion Fekadu Gurmu, Legal Fellow

Aida Diallo-Diagne, HOPWA Housing Coordinator 

Alizata Traore, Family Case Manager

Yvonne Mbewe-Palmer, Supervising Family Social Worker, Family Case Management Program

Jesse Rockoff, Law Fellow

Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy 

Bakary Tandia, Case Manager & Policy Advocate

Carlos Camilo, Testing Center Assistant

Carmen Hernandez, Housing Assistant

Yuhanissu Godje, Paralegal

Claudette Francois, Senior Case Manager

Corina Bogaciu, Supervising Staff Attorney 

Coumba Gueye, HOPWA Housing Assistant

Daouda Ndiaye, Outreach Worker

Dierdre Stradone, Staff Attorney 

Irma Jimenez, HOPWA Housing Assistant

Jessica Greenberg, Staff Attorney

Mulusew Bekele, Director of Program Operations

Muna Hamouie, Administrator 

Ndeye Gueye, Food Pantry Coordinator

Niat Amare, Legal Advocate

Olubunmi Segun, Staff Attorney

Ralph Goulbourne, Fiscal Manager

Rokhaya Gueye, Testing Center Assistant

Sonia N'diaye, Medical Interpreter

Simone Burrell, Data Entry Specialist

Eirik Omlie, Communications Director

Steven Sacco, Staff Attorney

Youma Nafo, Receptionist


Combined Federal 
Campaign #: 11880